Statue: Apostle, Possibly St. John

1900.24.0028

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Artifact Identification Statue: Apostle, Possibly St. John   (1900.24.0028)
Classification/
Nomenclature
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Religious Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval?, 14th century?
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 33.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 12.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Length) 11.3 cm
Weight 1144 g
Measuring Remarks Second and third largest measurements are of base area.
Materials Plant--Oak, Plant--Wood
Manufacturing Processes Carved
Munsell Color Information brown (R- Y 2/10 Y R) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

THE ROCK OF THE CHURCH The first and oldest of the Apostles, Peter (from petros, Greek for “rock”), acted as their leader. Tradition holds that he led the Christian community in Rome (effectively founding the Holy See) and eventually died there a martyr. He is usually depicted as tonsured or bald, holding the keys to the kingdom of heaven. (1) The Evangelists, authors of the Gospels. The beardless one may represent John, the youngest of the Apostles. Wood. England, 14th C. XX.15.11-12. (2) Peter, wooden sculpture. Germany, 13th C. 30.3.3.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography

_A Guide to the Greek Coin Reproductions from the British Museum that are in the World Heritage Museum Collection_ NOTE: The "Guide" was compiled from information taken from: Hill, G.F. _A Guide to the Principal Coins of the Greeks from Circ. 700 B.C. to A.D. 270, Based on the Work of Barclay V. Head_. University Press, Oxford,j 1965. Head, Barclay V. _A Guide to the Principal Gold and Silver Coins of the Ancients from B.C. 700 to A.D. 1_. Oxford University Press, London, 1895.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Courtesy of Mrs. W. A. Noyes
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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